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MrEmosh
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PostPosted: 2012.03.06(Tue)19:07    Post subject: 10gal stocking question? Reply with quote

I went to the store and then I bought some fish and now I has questions about my fish can I keep a chocolate gourami and a dwarf gourami and a balloon ram with some platys together? any help is appreciated thanks.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2012.03.07(Wed)3:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dwarf gourami & platies fine. Balloon Ram may be OK with these.

Chocolate gourami willl not thrive with the others as they are more sensitive & need very specific conditions.

How long as the tank been running?
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PostPosted: 2012.03.07(Wed)12:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

10 gals is a little small for a ram, so you might see some aggression.

Do you already have the fish?
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ranlly
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PostPosted: 2012.03.08(Thu)2:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never do like this, maybe can not but I'm not sure about this!
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MrEmosh
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PostPosted: 2012.03.11(Sun)21:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice, I already have the platys, the dwarf gourami and now the chocolate gourami but no ram. Everyone is getting along great. The tanks been set up for 2 1/2 weeks. My girlfriend has had chocolate gouramis before neither of us believe that they are two sensitive for this set up, she has had had good luck with them in the past with other fish. She finds a neutral pH to be the best for them and lost of hiding spots and they thrive. We were more concerned about the tank being two small for the ram and the gouramis to get along. So we are no longer getting the ram thanks for the advice. Smile
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2012.03.12(Mon)3:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did you cycle this tank?
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PostPosted: 2012.03.24(Sat)19:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not quite finished cycling yet it still has about two more weeks to go, I used filter media from my girlfriends 60gal. to help start the cycle.
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PostPosted: 2012.03.25(Sun)2:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you are not over the nitrite spike bung in some more used filter media -in a sock if you have to - as gouramis are very easily damaged by any nitrites.
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